HC Deb 25 June 1900 vol 84 cc901-2

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can state whether it has been decided that the dockyard employees belonging to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Devonshire Regiment who attend the annual training will lose their pay as ordinary absentees from work, whereas workmen employed in War Office establishments are to receive full pay during the time they are embodied; and whether he will consider oho advisability of placing these dockyard men on an equality with those employed by the War Office.


Orders were sent to all the superintendents of the home dockyards on the 26th May last, directing that all Volunteers attending camp this year for annual training for not less than fourteen days or more than a month, are to be paid their full civil and military pay for fourteen days, and military pay for the remainder of the time, in accordance with a Treasury circular letter dated the 10th May last, addressed to all public departments. In reply to the second paragraph, I have to say that the action of the War Office will be governed by the same general instructions.